Relax in Manchester

Always active? Here’s where to relax in Manchester

Are you constantly on the go? Maybe Manchester is just what you need…

As a big, hustling, bustling city, it is no wonder Manchester hotels with pools and spas are so popular. Constantly on the go, this city never sleeps but it’s also perfect for travellers with active lifestyles looking to take some time out for themselves. Here are our favourite spas in Manchester.
Bali Health Lounge
Just down the road from the Ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street hotel is one of the city’s best day spas. Spread over three levels, this Asian-themed spa boasts luxurious facilities, friendly therapists and both traditional and modern treatments. The massage menu include reflexology, a dedicated men’s range, traveller-focussed treatments and exercise recovery therapies, while the beauty services feature indulgent facials, hand and foot care, and hair removal treatments. You can relax and let the city life drift away in the calming tearoom with complimentary flower and herbal tea infusions and healthy snacks.
Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel and Spa
Located less than half an hour north of the city centre, the 4-star Mercure Norton Grange Hotel is a lovely countryside escape and one of the best Manchester hotels with a spa. Guests are invited to make use of the indoor heated pool and on-site fitness centre, complete with body building equipment, then relax in the sauna, Jacuzzi, solarium or indulge in a divine massage treatment. You can also explore the extensive landscaped grounds with golf, rowing, sailing and football equipment available for hire. The rooms have been tastefully decorated in a contemporary style and feature wireless Internet and satellite TV. There are two dining options, an elegant restaurant or a more informal bistro.
Spa Satori
After a long day of sightseeing, pop into Spa Satori in the cosmopolitan Northern Quarter. A favourite amongst worn-out locals, Spa Satori has won several awards and is known for its holistic care. Their star treatments include the Lava Shell Massage, a 100% natural alternative to Hot Volcanic Stones, the Hopi Ear Candles, Colonic Hydrotherapy, and Bamboo Massage. Spa Satori also has a complete beauty treatment menu with eyelash extensions, waxing, facials, makeup and tanning.
Sienna Spa and Health Club
The luxury Sienna Spa and Health Club is ideal for those active travellers who simply can’t switch off. If you don’t want to let your fitness routine completely fall by the wayside, Sienna’s on-site health club features an air-conditioned gymnasium with weights and machines, a 12-metre swimming pool, and a poolside spa, sauna and steam room. Once you’ve finished your workout, you can reward your muscles with a lengthy massage, facial or alternative therapies such as an Indian head massage, Moroccan steam cleansing ritual and a reflexology session. Athletes should try the deep muscle massage designed to alleviate deep-seated tension and stress, or the Espa detox wrap, which uses perspiration to eliminate toxins and improve circulation.
Float Level
For something a little different from your regular Swedish massage, try Float Level, Manchester City’s first flotation centre. If you’ve never tried flotation before, you’ll be surprised at the deep physical and mental relaxation you’ll feel. The centre has three 8ft x 5ft flotation pods with a 10” salt-water solution; all you have to do is lie back and float effortlessly in a near weightlessness environment. Benefits of flotation include stress relief, improved sleep patterns, chronic pain relief, improved circulation and reduced blood pressure. It may sound a bit strange, but give it a go and you’ll leave feeling like a brand new person!

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